Sauces have always played a vital role in my cooking. I always thought making any type of sauce was tedious and time-consuming...But no..They are quick too make..with an aroma that needs to be experienced and has no words to describe. A sauce definitely adds colour, texture and an extra zing to whatever it is served with or on. By varying the spices and herbs.there is so much you can create from sauce.
Tomatoes make very good sauces probably because of their soft flesh.Used raw they can definitely complement a dish.
Tomatoes contain Carotenoids, proved to fight cancer and their lovely colour is also as a result of this.
Making a sauce does not require any special equipment because once you master the basics..you have wide possibilities of experimentation..One such experiment is this sauce that was easy, delicious and I would call it a classic!!!
What you need for the sauce are
Tomatoes-firm, unpeeled- 3 to 4Cook all of the above until the tomatoes turn mushy and soft. Set them aside to cool.
Onion-1 chopped or julienned
After this cools, remove the bay leaves and blend the entire thing. Ensure that they do not turn into a puree..Some bits of garlic and onion are always enjoyable....
Onion-chopped-1 tbspSaute the onions and garlic in olive oil and then follow this by adding the tomato blend. Add in some basil. Fresh basil would be the best choice....
I served this classic sauce over Fettucce
I cooked 100 grams of Fettucce according to the packet instructions.Served the sauce ans sprinkled some parmesan cheese.
This delicious sauce is my entry for this month's The International Food League, a fun event by the ladies at the Dining Hall.
The mystery box that I chose was 2. And the riddle read:
I think I am a pleased woman since I blush so much
I am so soft and shiny to your delicate touch
But look what I have for relatives, so different with no common string
one used for smoking, one for hotness, one used to refer idler and one referred as veggie's King
I am not what you refer to me most often
I am 'fruit' of labour but never called one so
I am neither a wolf nor a peach in the scale of one to ten
but then why do you think I am called one as so?
I can go green with envy, or completely red with anger
A little crown on my head makes my walk look like a swagger
You cant do without me in your day to day cooking
Tell me what veggie I am without too much thinking.
Thankfully I got it right at the first guess..TOMATO